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What is the opposite of protected?

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Opposite of shielded or protected from attack or damage
“No longer on an island, the site is now left exposed to anybody willing to walk across the drying sands.”
Opposite of in danger, or at risk, or extinction
“The nine-acre artificial lake is host to wildlife including kingfishers, mute swans, tufted and ruddy ducks, plus a thriving population of water voles.”
Opposite of intended to be kept secret or private
Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“In the plane, my fear of flying kicked in and I felt worried at the thought of not making it to my destination.”
Opposite of dwelling or raised in, or as if in, cloisters
Opposite of regarded as too important or too sacrosanct to be changed or interfered with
Opposite of certain to remain safe and unthreatened
“The almshouse was, therefore, a socially stigmatizing option as well as an unsafe setting for childbirth, because of the high risk of infection.”
Opposite of equipped with weapons for protection or an attack
Opposite of silent
Opposite of protected or defended from danger
Opposite of clad or equipped with arms or armor
Opposite of screened or sequestered from access or view
“Because it is a public cave on national parkland, exploration has been open to more spelunkers.”
Opposite of not subject to legal discovery due to a protected status
“Does that cover a person adjudged liable to pay a pecuniary penalty in a civil action?”
Opposite of guaranteed not to fail
Opposite of past tense for to keep from harm, or to ensure the safety of
“He loosened and then retightened his grip on the sword's decorative hilt, readying himself to attack those who threatened to harm him.”
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